He has looked every bit worth the trade-up to No. 8 overall on the practice field at Rams Park. Now Tavon Austin — and the rest of the draft class of 2013, for that matter — get to go against enemy competition. It will be interesting to see how many ways Austin is used against the Browns. Receiver? Certainly. Returns? Probably. Running back? Stay tuned.
Austin will replace the departed Danny Amendola in the slot and immediately becomes the most intriguing fantasy receiver in St. Louis. He’s a couple of inches shorter than Percy Harvin and Randall Cobb, but has the same type of skill set. The Rams have already told him that he'll be lining up all over the field, so expect a few carries as well. He should be especially good in PPR formats.